• THE OVERVIEWa sequel to the 2017 box office hit THE OUTLAWS headlined by Spackman Media Group artist Son Suk-ku continues to top Korea’s domestic box office ticket bookings
  • THE OVERVIEW achieved the highest ticket booking record for a Korean film in the past three years since PARASITE (2019) and the 4and largest opening day booking volume in Korean box office history
  • THE APPOINTMENT, which will be released in Korean theaters today, has been pre-sold in 132 countries around the world, including Singapore, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and France, as well as parts of North America and Eastern Europe

SINGAPORE – Media outreach – May 18, 2022 Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (there “Group“), a leading Korean entertainment production group founded in 2011 by media and technology investor Charles Spackman, would like to announce that THE OVERVIEWa sequel to the 2017 box office hit THE OUTLAWS with Son Suk-ku of the group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group“), continues to dominate box office ticket bookings in Korea.

THE OVERVIEW achieved the highest ticket booking record for a Korean film in the past three years since PARASITE (2019) and the 4and the largest opening-day booking volume in Korean box office history.

According to data from the Korean Film Council, THE OVERVIEW recorded 18,788 reservations and 74.8% real-time reservations, exceeding STRANGE DOCTOR starting May 18, 8 a.m. Korea time.

Alongside Ma Dong-seok (Don Lee) from Marvel Studios ETERNAL (2021), Son Suk-ku stars in THE OVERVIEW, premiering today. In the film, Son Suk-ku stars as extreme villain Kang Hae-sang where he faces off against detective Ma Suk-do, played by Ma Dong-seok. THE OVERVIEW is also directed by Kang Yoon-sung of THE OUTLAWS.

THE OVERVIEW has been pre-sold in 132 countries around the world, including Singapore, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, and France, as well as parts of North America and Eastern Europe.

Previously, the Group’s subsidiary, Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd., co-presented and distributed the 2017 box office hit THE OUTLAWS. THE OUTLAWS broke Korea’s all-time highest video-on-demand sales record in 2018.

Son Suk-ku is represented by SBD Entertainment Inc. (“SBD Entertainment“), a wholly owned subsidiary of Spackman Media Group.

SBD Entertainment’s Son Suk-ku starred in the romantic comedy film, NOTHING SERIOUS (2021), which reached No. 1 at the box office in Korea last year, and K-dramas, Netflix’s DP (2021), DESIGNATED SURVIVOR: 60 DAYS (2019) and MARITAL CHAOS (2018). He also starred in the American Netflix drama series SENS8written and directed by the Wachowski sisters.

Besides Son Suk-ku, SBD Entertainment also represents one of Korea’s rising young actors, Han Ji-hyun from the popular K-drama. THE PENTHOUSE 3who won Best Rookie Female Actor at the 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards in Korea and endorsed luxury brand Gucci in April 2021.

About Spackman Entertainment Group Limited

Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“SEGL“or the”Company“), and with its subsidiaries, (the “Group“), is one of the leading entertainment production groups in Korea. SEGL is principally engaged in the independent development, production, exhibition and financing of motion pictures in Korea.

The company was founded in 2011 by renowned media and technology investor, Charles Spackman, who served as the company’s Executive Chairman until 2017. For the past two decades, Mr. Charles Spackman has been a powerhouse in Korean entertainment industry from the early 2000s with the pioneering success of Sidus Pictures, the largest film production company at the time and the first to be listed in Korea. Mr. Spackman is also the founder, chairman and CEO of the global investment firm Spackman Group. For more information, please visit http://www.charlesspackman.com and https://spackman-group.com/charles-spackman.

Since its establishment, SEGL has produced more than 30 major motion pictures, including a number of the highest-grossing and award-winning films in Korea, namely #ALIVE (2020), CRAZY ROMANCE (2019), FAULT (2018), MASTER (2016), THE PRIESTS (2015), SNOWDROPS (2013), COLD EYES (2013) and ALL ABOUT MY WIFE (2012).

Our films are distributed and released theatrically in Korea and overseas markets, as well as for subsequent post-theatrical worldwide release in other forms of media, including online streaming, cable television, broadcast television, IPTV, video on demand and home video. /DVDs, etc. Generally, we release our films in a major theatrical exhibition first in Korea, then in overseas and ancillary markets.

The Group also invests in and produces Korean television dramas. In addition to our content business, we also hold interests in entertainment-related companies and film funds that can financially and strategically complement our existing core businesses. SEGL is listed on the Catalist of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited under the symbol 40E.

Manufacturing labels

SEGL owns Novus Mediacorp Co., Ltd. (“Novus Mediacorp“), investor, broadcaster and/or post-theater distributor for a total of 79 films (58 Korean and 21 foreign) including ROSE OF TREASON, THE OUTLAWS and SECRETLY, A LOTwhich was one of the biggest box office hits of 2013 starring Kim Soo-hyun from MY LOVE OF THE STARSas well as FRIEND 2: THE GREAT LEGACY. In 2012, Novus Mediacorp was also the distributor of post-theatrical rights ALL ABOUT MY WIFE, a highly lucrative romantic comedy produced by Zip Cinema. In 2018, THE OUTLAWSco-presented by Novus Mediacorp, broke the all-time highest video-on-demand (“VOD“) Sales records in Korea. For more information, please visit http://novusmediacorp.com

The Company holds a 100% interest in Simplex Films Limited (“Single-sided films“) which is a start-up film production company. Simplex Films’ first feature film, JESTERS: THE GAME CHANGERS (2019), was released in Korea on August 21, 2019. Simplex Films has several film line-ups including HURRICANE BROTHERS (working title).

The Company holds a 100% interest in Take Pictures Pte. ltd. (“Take photos“) who produced STONE JUMP (2020) and THE BOX (2021), and will publish THE GUEST in the second half of 2022 and A MAN OF REASONwith previous job title GUARDIAN in 2022 provisionally.

The Company holds a 100% interest in Greenlight Content Limited (“Green light content“) which is mainly involved in the investment in dramas and films, as well as the provision of consultancy services for the production of Korean content. Through the acquisition of Greenlight Content, the first fiction co-produced by the Group, MY SECRET TERRIUS, starring Korean star So Ji Sub, reached No. 1 in the drama ratings for its timeslot and recorded double-digit ratings for its highest ratings. Greenlight Content was one of the main investors of MY SECRET TERRIUS.

The Company holds a 20% stake in The Makers Studio Co. Ltd., which plans to produce and broadcast four upcoming films, the first of which will be GHOST ISLAND OF GLAMORa comedy horror movie.

Talent Representation

The Company holds a 43.88% effective interest in Spackman Media Group Limited (“SMGL“). SMGL, a company incorporated in Hong Kong, together with its subsidiaries, is collectively one of the largest entertainment talent agencies in Korea in terms of the number of artists under management, including some of the biggest names in the industry. Korean entertainment industry SMGL operates its talent management business through renowned agencies such as MSteam Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Son Ye-jin, Wi Ha-jun, Lee Min-jung, Ko Sung-hee ), SBD Entertainment Inc. (Son Suk-ku, Han Ji-hyun, Lee Cho-hee, Park Keun-rok), UAA&CO Inc. (Kim Sang-kyung, Kim Hye-ri, Kim Ji-young, Wang Ji- won), Play Content Co., Ltd. (Kang Min-ji, Hwang-hwi) and Kook Entertainment Co., Ltd. (Baek Si-won, Shin Ji-woong). Korea, SMGL represents and guides the professional careers of a roster of award-winning actors/actresses in the practice areas of film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment. of its unrivaled portfolio of artists as a platform to develop, produce, finance and own the highest quality entertainment content projects, including motion pictures, variety shows and television series. This platform also creates and derives opportunities for SMGL to make strategic investments in early-stage companies that can collaborate with SMGL artists. SMGL is an associated company of the Company. For more information, please visit http://www.spackmanmediagroup.com

The Company holds a 100% interest in Constellation Agency Pte. ltd. (“Constellation Agency“). Constellation Agency, owner of The P Factory Co., Ltd. (“The factory P“) and Platform Media Group Co., Ltd. (“PMG“), is primarily involved in the overseas agency business for Korean artists venturing into the overseas market. The P Factory is an innovative marketing solutions provider specializing in the production of event and branded content. PMG is a talent management agency that represents and manages the careers of major artists in film, television, commercial endorsements and branded entertainment.

Strategic companies

The Company also operates a coffee shop, Upper West, in Seoul’s Gangnam district and owns a professional photography studio, noon pictures Co., Ltd.

For more details, please visit http://www.spackmanentertainmentgroup.com/